Emergency Alert and Better Health is in the Air
Massachusetts’ hottest month of the year is July, with an average high temperature of 82°F. That thought may warm you up briefly, but you won’t get to bask in it for a while. What you DO have to worry about is WINTER, which makes its official arrival on December 21. As any Springfield-area resident knows, the typical Bay State winter is long, cold and snowy.
Massachusetts also has its share of extreme weather and is prone to nor’easters and to severe winter storms. But you don’t need an epic storm to find yourself in the middle of a dangerous situation; if you and your family are without heat or hot water in the middle of one of those cold winter nights, you’ve got yourself a “no-heat” emergency. That’s not something to be taken lightly. And it’s not just about comfort – it’s about safety. Massachusetts experienced more than a dozen weather-related deaths in the winter of 2015-6, and even short-term exposure to uncomfortably cold conditions is particularly hazardous to the very young and the elderly.
If you experience a “no-heat” emergency this winter, Fsi Oil and Propane is here 24 x 7 to help. Please call us at (413) 532-3500 for assistance; do not use the Internet or Facebook to report “no-heat” emergencies.
Better Health Is in the Air
You’ve got your eye on your home’s temperature all year round, but are you minding indoor air quality as well? Dry air can be a problem in most any home, but it’s especially damaging during the winter months. The combination of cool outdoor air and heated indoor air can make your home dangerously dry. This can have serious health implications by making your family more susceptible to colds and flu viruses. Even more worrisome, the respiratory infections that result can trigger asthma in children; the cold, dry air on its own can aggravate asthma symptoms. And that’s not all — dry air can also cause structural damage to your home and possessions; it can cause walls, woodwork and hardwood floors to crack, and those familiar static shocks can damage your expensive electronic equipment.
You can improve your health, increase comfort and save energy with a whole-home humidifier from Fsi Oil and Propane. We offer systems from trusted brands like Aprilaire® and Trane® that can remove up to 99.98% of airborne allergens and have the capacity to protect homes up to 6,200 square feet. Adding a high-efficiency humidification system to your home can also save you up to 4% on your annual heating bills.